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good morning. soaker. a strong storm system brings heavy rain and high winds to florida before it moves up the east coast. al is following its path. the controversy that won't go away. opponents step up their fight against that planned islamic community center near ground zero. if so many amecans are against it, why are developers still moving forward? this morning, we'll ask the developer behind it in an exclusive live interview. and blunder down under. the host of "australia's next top model" announces the wrong winner during that show's live finale. >> i don't know what to say. this is not -- this was a complete accident. i'm so sorry. it's amanda.
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i'm so sorry. >> but some suspect it's all just a big publicity stunt today, wednesday, september just a big publicity stunt today, wednesday, september 29th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. the people in florida are going to be dealing with lots of rain and a lot of wind today. >> some people could get as much as 10 inches of rain before that powerful system moves up the coast. say it isn't so. more in a live report. al's got the track just ahead. and remember the brown family we met last week on "today." well, cody brown and his four wives are featured on the new reality show that tracks their live as a polygamist family. now that family is under
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investigation for bigamy. the latest details, coming up. and the self-proclaimed cheapest family in america is going to be here to reveal their secrets to slashing your grocery bills in half. you may not like all of their advice, but some of it will save you a lot of money. and we'll get to that a little later in the show. but let us begin this morning with that strong storm system that's causing a lot of problems down in florida this morning. the weather channel's jim can torre is in ft. lauderdale. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: and good morning to you, too, matt. we've already had about 1 to 3 inches of rain. we may see a few rainfall records slip by the wayside. the good news is, so far, that rain has come at a steady enough pace where it hasn't caused too many flooding problems. but that may not be the case this afternoon as the storm gets a little bit closer to us, maybe gets a little more organized. we could see more of that heavy rain move through. and it's really at the time of these rain bands where we get 1 to 2 inches of rain where we could see the street flooding, and that's what officials are telling people. watch out. when that water starts ponding on the roads and these pumps and
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canals can't handle all this, this is where we'll have tie-ups on a lot of these roadways. so far, so good. it hasn't been a heavy rain event so far that we can't handle it, but as we go on through this afternoon, that may change and that's what south florida is preparing for. matt, back to you. >> al roker is tracking the storm and he's upstairs with more. good morning, al. >> good morning. right now it's 190 miles south-southwest of miami. 30 to 35 miles per hour, awfully close to becoming nicole, a tropical storm. moving north-northeast at about 14 miles per hour. here's the deal. the path of right along the coast thursday morning around 2:00 a.m., then moves inland sometime thursday afternoon and makes its way into the northeast. but the rain is way ahead of this system. so look at this rain, alrdy dye system's still over cuba, but the rain spreads up into miami, the heavy rain and as we move up to the north, that moiste is all uuloinglip thereng and moving up along the carolina welase we have also got flash flood watches in effect and flood
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warnings and tropical storm warnings for southern florida. but flood warnings and watches extend all the way up into vermont. here is the reason why. rainfall amounts for today into tonight for parts of southern florida, five to eight inches of rain. locally some areas could pick um ten inches. charleston about 7 inches of rain. all the way into the delmarva peninsula, three to five inches of rain. late do night on into tomorrow, friday morning, look at the rainfall amounts, right along the coast from washington to new york city, up into western massachusetts, three to five, some areas seven inches of rain. but you folks who are inland, you don't get away from this either, because as this system pulls up into pennsylvania from washington all the way up into burlington, we are talking three to five inches of rain, flooding is going to be a problem up into the northeast. that's through stroe evening right now let's go over to the news desk, ann is standing by, she's got the headlines of
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the morning. >> good morning, matt and meredith, good morning, everybody. we begin with intelligence officials concerned about what is described as a credible terror plot against britain and france. last night the eiffel tower was evacuated because of a bomb threat. no bomb was found. one official says recent miss sl strikes were aimed at disrupting the possible plot against britain and france. today the president speaks out on the economy in iowa and virginia while at the same time trying to reenergize his base. nbc white house correspondent savannah guthrie is in washington with more on this. >> reporter: the president proved last night in wisconsin he can still pack tens of thousands of young people into an arena. the question is, can he get them to the polls? trying to fire up the old campaign magic, the president at the university of wisconsin at madison tuesday night. >> we cannot sit this one out, we cannot let this country fall backwards because the rest of us didn't care to fight because the
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stakes are too high for our country and for your future and i'm going to get out there and fight as hard as i can and i know you are too. >> reporter: with voter turnout potentially making the difference in tight races, the democratic national committee is spending $50 million to get obama '08 voters to show up in 2010. the latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the race for congress tightening, republicans now hold a three-point lead over democrats among likely voters, down from a nine-point lead last month. the president's approval rating still stuck at 46%. in a backyard conversation with voters, the president fielded questions on everything from the economy to his faith. >> you know, i'm a christian by choice. my mother was one of the most spiritual people i knew. but she didn't raise me in the church. i think also understanding that
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you know that jesus christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility we all have to have as human beings. >> reporter: meanwhile a shake-up looms here at the white house. the chief of staff rahm emanuel could be gone within days to run for mayor of chicago. the president hasn't decided on a successor, but it's likely to be an insider. classes resume today at the university of texas after an on-campus shooting on tuesday. according to police, 19-year-old sophomore colton tooley fired shots into the air from an ak-47, then shot himself to death in a library. no one else was wounded. a desperate search is underway for 11 people missing in a huge mud slide. an entire hillside collapsed onto a town as you can see, initially raising fear the death toll could be in the hundreds. more progress in the effort
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to free the 33 miners trapped in chill lei. officials now say it is possible the miners could be rescued as early as the middle of october. and some scary moments tuesday when a sky west airlines plane made an emergency landing in milwaukee with only part of its landing gear down. passengers were warned to brace for impact and a similar type of commuter plane made an emergency landing in new york also because of landing gear problems. it's now 7:08. back to matt, meredith and al. >> mr. roker, a busy morning, what's happening? >> thank goodness the air conditioner is getting a little bit of a break for our friends out west. las vegas, high of 103, los angeles yesterday 99, phoenix 101. today that ridge is starting to break down a little bit, but still temperatures into the hundreds in the southwest, 90 in downtown l.a. we're still looking at record highs. rest of the country much cooler
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in the east ar ground the great lakes into new england with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. a beautiful shot this morning as the sun rises over the eastern hills. some high clouds are in our forecast today and also some reports of fog right around the golden gate bridge. currently our temperatures are still running above average, especially inland, but it will finally be a cooler day. a look at the noon weather shows temperatures in the 80s, 70s and 60s instead of the 80s and 90s. a look at our forecast highs shows some 90s instead of triple digits. nice to see things cooling down. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? now the latest on that fight over a proposed islamic community center in lower manhattan, just a couple of blocks away from ground zero. in a moment we'll talk exclusively to the developer behind that project. but first, nbc's ron allen has the latest on it. ron, good morning. >> good morning to you, matt, numerous public opinion polls
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from respected organizations continue to say the same thing, that most americans and most new yorkers are against the idea of an islamic community center and mosque here, some two blocks from ground zero. the developers are determined to push forward and lately some of the opposition has gotten very personal. the fight to stop what opponents call the ground zero mosque is relentless, staging protests, filing lawsuits. now the republican candidate for governor in new york says hallowed ground from 9/11 extends wherever the dust cloud landed. he's vowed to take action if elected. >> as governor, i will use the power of eminent domain to stop the mosque and use the site. >> reporter: the project's spiritual leader has tried to dismiss the argument that the building is in a sacred place. >> first of all it's disingenuous that that block is
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hallowed ground. there was a strip joint around the corner with betting parlors. >> reporter: he's tried to convince the 9/11 families he's sensitive for their concerns. >> i pray for the souls of your loved lost ones. if 9/11 happens again, i want to be the first to die. muslims want to stand right there to say that we are here. >> reporter: the developers of the islamic center like to point out that hundreds of worshippers already gather every friday for prayers in the abandoned building two blocks from ground zero. and that when the community center is expanded to some 16 floors, only about 10% of it will be a prayer space. meanwhile opponents have been trying to focus attention on recent unflattering headlines about the imam. a lawsuit charging he ignored poor conditions in an apartment building he owns. his lawyer says repairs are taking place and questions have been raised about the business
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dealings of the lead developer including reports of eviction proceedings and an arrest record. >> i am not against a mosque. i am against the location of the mosque. >> reporter: opponents of the project continue to insist the only solution is to move the center far from ground zero. but how far is far enough is not clear. >> and both the developer and the imam i find to be radically intolerant in their callous dismissiveness in the pain and grief they're causing. >> reporter: and that's one of the loudest arguments against the projects. developers have said it will help build bridges between muslims and members of other faith communities, but that's not happening say opponents. on the other side there are steadfast supporters of the project including mayor michael bloomberg who continue to insist the issue is religious freedom and tolerance. >> ron allen, thank you very much. >> the developer behind the proposed islamic community
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center joins us here exclusively. nice to have you here. >> good morning, matt, nice to be here. >> i don't remember an issue that has generated so much talk, so much rhetoric, so much controversy. you have said your plans go forward, you will continue along this path. do you expect that in the near future, the opposition will simply melt away and fade away? >> this has been very unexpected. it's been an eye opener to see how my country, the united states views my religion, islam. it's been a very humbling moment. and it's been a very sad moment for me personally. >> you say unexpected. at no point during your plans when you were proposing this idea and thinking about it and buying that site did you say, wait a minute, you know, this could cause some controversy? i know a lot of people question that. >> you know, it's really been very unexpected. what happened that day was a w
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very horrific event that i do not feel that -- the people that were responsible for that event were people that hijacked my religion and my identity. just imagine if somebody went and stole your wallet and committed identity theft. that's what's happened to me and to my community. >> i mention and actually ron mentioned in his piece that some of the discussion has been well thought out, measured. a lot of it has been bitter and very personal. personal against you. are you fair game? as the developer of this project, do you think that goes with the turf? >> it's all been very unexpected. i mean there's been so many misperceptions about me personally about imam ar roof that have been perpetrated in the media and in all the forums and there's so many inaccuracies
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portrayed about us. >> he said had he known all this controversy has been generated, he probably wouldn't have gone through with the plans. now he says he cannot back away because he does not want to allow the radicals to cause the discourse. you know the polling numbers as well as anyone. a wide majority of americans say no, this should not be built at that location. what do you make of those numbers? >> well, i mean some of the facts that are not being accurately portrayed is that our community wants this. >> when you say our community, whose community? >> the residents of lower manhattan. we went through a voluntary process and we engaged our community, our constituents, the residents and neighbors and friends who reside in lower manhattan and on four separate occasions, two of them, they voted unanimously for this project. on the other two occasions they voted overwhelmingly in favor, 29-1 and not a lot of people
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understand that we engaged our community, we got their approval and blessings prior to proceeding with these plans. >> obviously there are some people down there who do not want this. i think your background is interesting and i want to make sure people understand it. you're born in brooklyn, you're a new yorker. >> i am. >> you're an american. >> i am. >> your mother was a polish catholic, your father an egyptian, nonpracticing muslim, from what i understand. >> practicing. >> you are a practicing muslim? >> i am. >> when you view this project, do you view it as a business deal, or do you view this on a more personal level, on a more spiritual level? >> it's turned into both. it's turned into both. it's turned into an opportunity to give back to a community that has given me so much. as an american, as someone who has prospered in this country, as someone who has gotten a lot from the city, this is an
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opportunity for us to give back. this is an opportunity for us to give back to a residential neighborhood that not a lot of people know that is the fastest growing district neighborhood in new york state. >> a couple of things real quickly. there is a report on one of the websites overnight that a deal may in fact be in the works to move this center to a location at 30 cliff street which is about seven blocks away. can you confirm or deny that there are still discussions underway about moving this project? >> there are no discussions about moving this project. >> absolutely not? >> there are no discussions about moving this project. >> another question people have. who sult matly going to call the shots here? are you the final decision maker or are other people going to make a decision, is the imam who's going to have a say? or are you calling the shots? >> i am calling the shots. i am calling the shots. in a real estate transaction there are different elements that come into play, but ultimately as the managing
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member, we are calling the shots. >> and finally how has this changed your view of living as a muslim american in this country, how did it change from before this controversy erupted? >> this has been an eye opener. it's been truly an eye opener and there is so much work ahead of us, there's such a misperception about my faith and my belief system. and we are peace-loving americans. we want the same things that everybody else wants. one of the things that in order to be a muslim, you have to be a good jew and a good christian at the same time. not a lot of people understand who we are. and that is part of the reason, you know, fear, fear makes people irrational. and our identity has been hijacked by the extremists. >> i appreciate your joining me this morning. thank you very much for your time. >> thank you very much for having me.
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>> 7:18. here's meredith. now to the death of a chef who appeared on a popular reality television show. police say he took his own life. jeff rossen is outside that man's restaurant in new jersey this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: we're talking about the fox show and it's a pretty popular show as you mentioned called "kitchen nightmares." gordon ramsey uses tough love to pick these restaurants up and get them back into shape. he came back in here to this restaurant and grilled the chef. last week that chef killed himself. celebrity chef gordon ramsey. he's known as a foul-mouthed foodie. it's all part of the show on
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fox's "kitchen nightmares." in 2007, he was all over the head chef and donor of campagna restaurant. >> why did you go into business if you haven't got a clue how to run a business? >> last week he jumped off the george washington bridge to his death, his body pulled from the hudson river, deemed a suicide. his wife and three sons left behind. a headline in the "new york post" called it a "kitchen nightmare" but joe's family doesn't blame ramsey. we spoke with his sister. >> gordon was tough on him. >> he liked gordon. the show was great for business. it helped tremendously. >> i don't and gordon remained friends. >> my brother absolutely enjoyed spending the time with gordon ramsey. >> reporter: his family says he welcomed it, after all joe needed the help. ramsey was there to save his troubled restaurant. >> i'm financially in trouble.
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the debt of the restaurant alone is overwhelming. >> reporter: his sister says blaming ramsey is unfair, she says her brother joe has bigger issues than a reality show from three years ago. >> i'm sure he had a lot of sadness. maybe he just saw something that would never end and just didn't know how else to manage that. >> reporter: joe's friends agree saying ramsey helped save the restaurant. >> you did see a big difference after gordon ramsey was there. >> reporter: so joe appreciated it? >> he absolutely appreciated him. >> reporter: that said, joe isn't the first gordon ramsey contestant to commit suicide. in 2006, rachel brown was on the fox show "hell's kitchen." ramsey is very tough on aspiring chefs. brown shot herself to death a year after the taping of the reality show. why she did it is unclear. >> i don't know that we can blame gordon ramsey. a lot of the contestants know very clearly what they're getting into. they have seen the show. >> good luck.
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>> reporter: as for joe, he was passionate about cooking and his wife melissa cherished him for it. >> it's his dream. i know he's giving it his all to try and succeed. >> but today she's left alone with the restaurant and her children. >> joe was one most of the beautiful people that i have ever known. just so loved. just so so loved. >> reporter: the restaurant is doing better than when ramsey was here a few years ago. they give ramsey partial credit for that. just last year gordon ramsey came back because he and joe stayed in touch to do a followup show about the show. gordon ramsey released a statement saying that joe was a brilliant chef and that his thoughts go out to his family, friends and his staff. >> jeff rossen, thank you very much. and coming up the man and his four wives who are featured in a new reality show is now under investigation for bigamy. we'll have details on that.
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first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> still ahead, ann heads back to middle school. >> and the wrong winner is announced during a reality show's grand finale.
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good morning to you. it is 7:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. i want to check the commute with mike. >> we were concerned about highway 85 and there is a new accident at saratoga but the slowing we saw earlier has held steady the halftime half hour. this is bound to change because of this accident but look at 280 really jammed up. that's also one of the reasons people head over to highway 85 so we're seeing more traffic but not quite the jam we did over the early part of last week. southbound 880 never quite cleared after the earler accident there and the golden gate bridge is not clear at all. we have fog there, but a lot of us are enjoying a beautiful
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sunrise this morning. temperatures at noon in the 80s, 70s and 60s instead of the 90s and the 80s, all part of the big cooldown that starts today and lasts quite a while. 94 degrees the forecast high for livermore. it was a record-setting day in san jose. a little cooler today. stick around in less than one minimum, more local news.
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hundreds of bay area parents are keeping their kids home from school or dropping them off at
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alternate day care. the state-funded child development agency kid dango is closing its 41 centers in the bay area. the move is meant to call attention to the impact of the state budget delay. they are struggling to survive since the state stopped paying for services july 1st. child care providers, parents and teachers will hold a march along mission boulevard in fremont as well as a noon rally in oakland. i'll have another local news update in about half an hour. the "today" show returns in less than a minute. [ male announcer ] as the ceo of hp, carly fiorina laid off 30,000 workers. when you're talking about massive layoffs, which we did... perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else. [ male announcer ] fiorina shipped jobs to china. and while californians lost their jobs, fiorina tripled her salary. bought a million dollar yacht. and five corporate jets.
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i'm proud of what i did at hp. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. so the winner, and australia's next top model for 2010 is -- it's you, kelsey. >> 7:30 now on this wednesday morning, september 29, 2010. that was the scene during the live finale of australia's next top model as the winner was declared and celebration ensued. just one problem, the host said the wrong name. i'm meredith viera alongside matt lauer. we want to know what she was thinking when she made that mistake, if it was a mistake, but some are saying that was all
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planned to generate publicity. >> we have all made mistakes on live tv, the moment feels like it's lasts an eternity. unfortunately, that one actually does last an eternity. that's a long one, but it's a terrible feeling. >> the young woman who thought she won was incredibly gracious. did you know that americans generate enough trash each year that it would cover the state of texas twice? what happens to it after it's picked up? and some money saving tips from america's cheapest family, they're going to join us to tell you how to cut your grocery bill, they say, in half. but we begin this half hour with the polygamist family from utah we first met here on "today" last week. "today" national correspondent
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amy robach has teet details. >> the browns are featured in a new reality show "sister wives." their show's success may now come with a hefty price. when sister wives aired sunday on tlc, it was a big hit with viewers. the reality show about a family of polygamists was the most watched series premier on the cable network this year. >> 20 years ago i married mary and then 17 years ago, i married janell and then 16 years ago i married christine. >> reporter: and he recently added a fourth wife. but it wasn't just fans tuning in to see how cody brown was handling his four wives. it turns out the police department was watching too. they have launched an investigation into the polygamist marriage. >> of course the program brought a lot of it out into the open and so we're going to continue to investigate it. >> reporter: commenting on the
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police investigation, the browns released this statement. we are disappointed in the announcement of an investigation, but when we decided to do this show, we knew there would be risks. but for the sake of our family and most important our kids, we felt it was a risk worth taking. last week on "today," brown and his wives told meredith why they were doing the show. >> i'm not trying to sell it to the world. when you're in a closed society, you feel kind of -- >> oppressed. >> oppressed, exactly. >> it's dangerous, we really -- we're hoping that we can create more transparency for those in our faith. >> there's a lot of bad media about polygamy and this way of life and we're hoping to kind of dispel some of that and say, hey, that's not us, that's not our family. >> they didn't go into this blindly, they knew what they were doing, but they felt so strongly that they wanted to help educate people that, hey, here's a family that's happy and they get along. so i admire them and respect them for that choice.
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>> reporter: under utah law, polygamy is illegal, even though more than an estimated 25,000 people are currently practicing polygamy in the heavily mormon state. in the past, utah attorney general's office has declined to prosecute polygamy alone. the last prosecution was in 2001 when tom green married to five women was convicted on bigamy and child rape charges. he promoted his lifestyle on national television. >> and in green's case, he served six years in prison in ending in 2007. once the investigation is complete, it will be up to the utah attorney general's office to decide if criminal charges will be filed. >> and you saw the friend of the brown family and co-founder of principal voices, a nonprofit polygamy organization. and the head of the special
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victims unit of the salt lake city attorney's office. good morning to you both. if i can start with you, you are a friend of the brown family, you encouraged them to do this show, in fact you were the one that initially got them in touch with the producers of the show. you talked to cody brown last night. what does he say about how the family is coping right now in light of this investigation? >> well, he first of all said that he was very humbled and very sobered by the whole experience. but that he had found peace in his heart. and even though it has been a real shock to them to find out about the investigation, they are a strong family, when i talked to christine, she said she felt like she had been hit in the stomach, but they are a very prayerful family and they have a lot of family solidarity, so they'll be okay. >> he knew that polygamy is against the law in the state of utah and obviously by exposing his family she was possibly going to subject them to an
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investigation. does he have any regrets about it now? >> he said he had absolutely no regrets, there's an important story he wants to tell and that's why he felt it was worth the risk and that's something that principal voices is trying to do too as well, is to educate people that this lifestyle is a viable lifestyle between contenting adults. it's a strongly held religious belief and we would like to be able to form our families like other alternative families. >> let's talk about this law in utah, because technically as i said, it is illegal, polygamy is illegal, you can be sentenced to up to five years in jail. but the prosecutor's office has said it will not prosecute these cases involving consenting adult unless there involves child abuse. why is this investigation going forward? >> ann, this is for greg, i apologize. greg? >> excuse me, i'm sorry. >> i would say that the only
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reason they would go forward in a case like this is because, you're right, we don't prosecute polygamy in utah, we don't prosecute crimes between cons t consenticonsen consenting adults. but we have sort of gone over the line in this case because now they're doing it, they're flaunting this and it is a felony on national tv. we don't prosecute bingo parlors, we don't prosecute people who gamble in their homes. but if they want to do that type of thing on national tv, certainly if you're going to have the law, you've got to at least look into it. so the lehigh police department and ultimately the utah county attorney's office are going to have to make some decisions. the laws are on the books and if you're not going to prosecute when these people are doing it so blatantly then you're never going to prosecute the case. i don't know that they will necessarily. >> do you think prosecutors need to do anything more than watch the television show to build their case? >> i'm sure they'll subpoena the
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tapes of the other segments that have been cut or whatnot. if i was prosecuting a case like this, you could show this segment, the series in front of a jury and i don't see that there would be any defense to the felony crime of bigamy that's been committed here. >> but, greg, he's technically only married legally to one woman, mary, the other marriages are common law, they're respected and honored by the church, but that's it, they're not legal marriages. so in that case, does that give them any protection under the law? >> no, because under the law, you could only get one marriage certificate. the utah county clerk's office would only be able to issue one certificate. so under that theory it would be impossible to commit the crime. the law says that if you cohabitate and live together as husband and wife knowing that you've got another spousal relationship going at the same time, you've committed the crime. >> many people when they think of multiple marriages they think
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of these high profile second leaders who are often sent to prison, people like tom green who was convicted of child rape and abuse. what do you want to get out in this case involving the browns? >> in most cases we're very average families just like the show portrays on "sister wives." we would eventually like to see the law changed, as greg mentioned, it is a felony, but we feel like that's a very high penalty and a high rating for our lifestyle when adultery is only a misdemeanor and we would certainly like to see it reduced and in order to do that someone has to come out publicly and explain to the public more about our lifestyle so they'll understand it. >> and i want you to quickly answer this, if there are no other crimes beyond polygamy, do you think they will face charges? >> i think that's a really tough case, meredith. i think the utah county attorney's office is in a no win
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situation, he may just run it up the flag pole with a jury and let them decide because we really don't prosecute these crimes in utah. >> thank you so much for your perspectives this morning, we really appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you. and now let's switch gears and get a check of the weather from al. >> "today's" weather is brought to you by thermacare heat wraps, all day back pain without pills, no pain, just relief. we have got a nice looking group of folks out here, everybody's high and dry. you're here for your birthday? >> i am here for my birthday. >> i am here for my birthday. >> where are you from? >> billings, montana. >> next year, we want a sign in color, you're going to make it really nice and pretty. owsh us your marker. look at the size of that marker. let's show you what's going on,
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you see for today, we're basically looking at strong storms right along the eastern a foggy look at the golden gate bridge. been a while since we've seen this. it also means, though, that things will start to cool down. more of a marine influence coming in. our forecast highs will not be hitting any record numbers today, thankfully. and we're going to continue to stay cool all the way through the end of the week, saying goodbye to the intense heat that we've seen. here's a look at our forecast highs for today. 94 in livermore, 93 redwood city. the city getting a cooldown early. >> and don't forget you can check your weather any time of the day or night on the weather channel or weather.com. how can you get pain relief without taking pills around the clock?
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we're back now at 7:44, you make it, you put it by the curb and it's taken away. it's become a $52 billion business. carl quint kn i'm -- >> what did i do wrong? >> america does produce 250 million tons of trash a year, and when you throw away the ople making money from them.f and it starts with the collectors right outside your door. >> reporter: michael has been on the job for 23 years, a competitive bodybuilder he makes picking up 150-pound bags and couches look easy. part of the 24,000 pounds of trash he and his partner lift
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every day. the base salary for a new york city sanitation worker starts at nearly $70,000. and includes benefits and a pension plan. as a veteran, he pulls down six figures with overtime. >> they have to pay us, they have to pay for the upkeep of the trucks, they have to pay for gas, tolls. not one piece of trash you throw out costs the city millions of dollars. which a lot of people don't realize. they throw it to the curbs, they come home and it's gone. they don't care. like it was magic. >> it's not magic at all. you conducted like a lot of interviews for this. were you surprised -- did you realize what a big business garbage was? >> not really. the thing about garbage is it's familiar to all of us. we put our trash on the curb once or twice a week. we're going to create about four pounds of it a day each one of us, this year. but so much of it is foreign. where does it go when it's gone?
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how does it get there? who pays for it to get there? >> there are 2,300 landfills in this country. i know you went to one in rural pennsylvania they are getting paid to take other people's trash, they have got community protests about it. how are communities walking the line or conducting the balancing act between money they need and possible risks to their community? >> you know for years, small towns have said we want no part of a dump-in our neighborhood, because of the not in my backyard problem. but the money that these landfills provide, the taxes the proceeds, they buy a lot of fire trucks and street lights. it's a bargain that maybe down the road it doesn't turn into a environmental disaster. >> you went to one outside of las vegas, 2,200 acres, profitable, let's take a look. >> this is a normal day at apex landfill, something that they do here 24 hours a day, seven days a week. >> reporter: what happens in vegas doesn't stay in vegas, it comes here? >> it comes here.
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>> reporter: and the trash itself is kind of soft, right? it's kind of spongy. >> it is, it is. initially. this machine rolls over it and compacts it much like you do at home when you push down on the can, except that we're doing it with 120,000-pound machine. >> reporter: why is it so important to chop it up and compact it? >> from an environmental standpoin standpoint--the more waste i can get in that space, the more profitable these facilities are. >> there isn't enough curelle in the world. >> my next hour is going to be about taking a shower. >> for the entire hour. >> you can watch the entire documenta documentary, trash incorporateded, the secret life of garbage, that's at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific time on cnbc. up next a reality show host announces the wrong winner during a live finale?
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as we are well aware, mistakes happen on live tv. take a look at what happened on the finale of australia's next top model. >> so the winner and australia's next top model for 2010 is -- it's you, kelsey. >> i want to thank the crew and the judges and sarah because without them, there would be no show. and -- oh, this is crazy. >> oh, my god. i don't know what to say right now. i'm feeling a bit sick about this. this is not -- this is a complete accident, i'm so sorry, it's amanda, i'm so sorry. it was fed to me wrong.
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this is ridiculous. >> it's fine. it's an honest mistake, it's fine. >> whooo! >> i love her response, whooo! that was a close one. was it an honest mistake as kelsey said? >> i can't imagine why it would be a publicity stunt. why would you do that except that you goofed up and p aeeoeo might watch next year? >> if it was a mistake, you might have had a bigger reaction. >> it's the control room. and the director. [ man ] ♪ grab a pop-tart and you might just start ♪ ♪ to sing songs like a meadow lark ♪ ♪ stretch and yawn ♪ blow a kiss to mom ♪ cause pop-tarts mornings are the bomb ♪ ♪ so, rise and shiiiiine
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good morning to you. it's 7:56 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. mike taking us back to the commute in the south bay. >> we showed you some earlier starting for the slowing and northbound 85 does have a big jam right around highway 87 as folks are heading north and over towards the jam on 280. 101 starts to show slowing just off of the 85 split. up past 680 jamming up by the airport. an incident on 101 slowing on the northbound side. southbound is slow near palo alto. the sun is in your eyes as well. just a little slowing in both directions for the 92 right around 101. there's that drive, 45 minutes for the east shore freeway off of the carquinez bridge.
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reminder, at at&t the giants are playing. i'm going to get out of here with my skin on, however orange, and back to you. yes, this morning also looking at fog on the golden gate bridge. if you're heading to the game tonight, that sea breeze will come in and keep our temperatures cooler than we've seen in a while. you might need the sweatshirt at the game. 80 in fremont. we'll see warmer temperatures earlier near the bay and near the beaches. as we look ahead, it's nice to see that cooling coming in. in less than one minute stick around for local nto
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millions of dollars are headed to the south bay to help low income kids get the best education. rocketship education is one of four charter school networks receiving $20 million from the charter growth fund. the announcement will be made today as part of the launchest fund-raiser for charter schools across the country. the rocketship education website says the program has three elementary schools in san jose serving low income students. another local news update in about half an hour. the "today" show returns in less than a minute. have a great morning. our state has a huge deficit. meg whitman's plan will make it billions worse by eliminating the capital gains tax for wealthy investors, including herself. economists say her plan will "rip a hole in the budget" and is "deeply flawed". analysts for the l.a. times say whitman's plan is a "pure handout" to the rich
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creating a "huge risk" to schools and public safety. jerry brown's against this unfair giveaway because it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us. ♪ go bobcats. that's pretty right there. that's lady liberty in the distance. we're looking live from the top of the rock here in new york city on what is, i guess, the best day of the week, actually. beautiful sunshine here in new york city. love the music. love the view. let's take it down to street level now as we check out our little home here on rockefeller plaza and some of the nice people that gathered here on this wednesday morning. out on the plaza i'm matt lauer
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along with meredith vieira and al roker. we'll talk to the cheapest family in america. >> they take it as a i had compliment. they are living an economeiser life tile. pass part of our education nation today, ann will take us back to school today. she's going to middle school. middle school is a very tough age period for a lot of students. she will talk about that. find out what one very important lady is doing. >> of course, tomorrow the nerves, the butterflies, the excitement. not just our producers. tomorrow melissa and jeremy's big day here on the plaza. they are getting married. we'll check in with them. reveal the wedding cake you chose for them and we need your help for one final choice, the honeymoon. >> you have guaranteed a sunny day for tomorrow morning.
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>> not here. but i have guarantee ad sunny day. >> we have guaranteed a tent or something? >> the tent at education nation. >> we should head inside where ann is standing by. >> good morning. in the news a tropical storm warning is extending halfway up florida's east coast this morning. this is a storm system in the caribbean that's picking up strength up to ten inches of rain and strong winds are expected today across much of south florida with heavy rain moving up the entire east coast. in the storm that caused a massive mudslide in mexico on tuesday, disaster officials are backing off initial estimates that hundreds of people were buried. soldiers are reporting no confirmed deaths but 11 people are missing. news today from afghanistan why nato said an air strike killed a senior al qaeda commander along with al qaeda explosives expert. one service member was also killed in an ambush object
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tuesday by taliban militants. some of the fighting in that region was captured by a cameraman. iran unveiled a radar inplayeding boats that can carry out surveillance from the air and then land on water. iran calls it a new wave in security. on wall street today investors are keeping an eye on the housing market. erin burnett has more. >> reporter: housing has a glimmer of home. take this one to the bank. we're getting a glimmer of hope in terms of mortgage applications, applications for new homes rose. refinancing of existing roems dropped napts why i emphasize it's a glimmer but a start. the average rate is now at a record low 4.38%. pretty incredible rates that low aren't sparking real buying. investors are worried about the pace about the recovery. here's what glitters on wall street. gold touching another record
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high, silver at a 30 year high. investors are putting money there instead of the stock market because they are nervous. a grand ole time last night in music city, usa. superstars celebrated the grand reopening of the grand ole opry. it is now 8:04. get another check of the weather from al who is outside. thanks a lot. we got a mother-sister-daughter retreat. you don't pump gas? >> no. you change oil? >> no. >> novec maintenance. >> all right. >> good to know. let's check your weather see what's happening. we got tropical depression number 16, 230 miles south-southwest of miami. winds at 35 miles per hour. moving north northeast at nine. could become tropical storm
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nicole. yo can see the path of the system making its way up interior sections of pennsylvania by early friday morning. there are onhe ya ordaou canr see it all now working its way up, heavy rain moving into miami and parts of florida. we also have moisture streaming up into the carolinas and we've got flash flood watches, flash flood warning, rainfall amounts today from key west to roanoke anywhere of two to six inches of rain and early thursday into friday morning we're talking about three to seven inches of rain interior sections of new york on into pennsylvania. wet weather here along a very sunny oakland this morning. we have seen some fog right around the golden gate bridge. but not the case here in oakland. and also we're going to start to cool things down today. yea! strong sea breeze comes in this afternoon. cooldown starts today, lasts through the end of the week for a beautiful week and a beautiful weekend. here are today's forecast highs.
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much cooler than what we have seen. that's nice to see. and, again, strong sea breeze expected this afternoon for a nice cooler evening. that's your latest weather. meredith has stolen a viewer's telephone. i'm talking to terrence from where? >> from florida. >> we have to make the fans wherever we can. keep the show on taxpayer. hold on, terrence. al, thank you very much. up next america's cheapest family shows you how to gut your grocery bill in half. yeah, sometimes i worry. sometimes i worry.
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i drove the '92 camry. i drive a 2007 camry. i was expecting the 2005 camry, and my sister got it. i was driving the '94 toyota camry, and my dad surprised me with a 2005 toyota camry. [ julie sighs ] i drove all of them, but i drive the 2009. [ interviewer ] why camry? reliability. yeah. affordability. [ male announcer ] share your toyota story on facebook.com/toyota. "today's" money is brought to you by fidelity investments. turn here. >> we're back now at 8:10 and this morning on "today's" money, how to slash your grocery bill in half with a little help from the cheapest family in america.
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in this kitchen, thriftiness is a virtue. >> so we're making four meals. >> and america's cheapest family is a title worn with pride. >> we spend $350 for groceries and that includes paper goods. personal care items and of course all the food. >> with five children and a tight budget, being frugal is an enterprise for steve and annette and it all begins with careful planning. >> i write up 30 meals, 30 days worth of menus so i only have to go to the grocery store once a month. >> coupons are critical. >> peanut butter and jelly for $1.35 each. >> always shop with a calculator so we can figure out unit prices. >> they buy in bulk, stick to the list, but jump on a deal. >> this is less than a dollar a
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pound. >> unconventional shopping strategies abound. >> these cuts of meat are going out of code which means they're going to expire in a couple of days. >> after store discounts and coupons, $194.83. i think i did great. >> after shopping, meat is ground and sliced at home. >> here's a pile of meat we just sliced and this will be used for about a week. >> for them eating well is as important as saving money. >> we eat good stuff like chicken parmesan. >> one of our favorite things to do is to go to an all you can eat chinese buffet and we stuff a container full of food, we bring it home and it will feed us for several meals. >> i think i can fit just a few green beans and that should fill
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it. >> $7 a person for lunch and you can just stuff yourself. >> great meals for great prices. it's a way of life. >> being known as america's cheapest family means that we get the best quality for the least price. i actually think we're pretty smart. >> steve and annette are the authors of the new book cut your grocery bill in half, they're here with two of their children. this just in, because of you that chinese restaurant filed for bankruptcy. that is too much to stick in a styrofoam container, young lady. that's unbelievable. you really think you can cut everybody's bill in half? >> we can cut it more than in half. >> just a few of our principals in our book will start saving people money right away. >> it saves a lot of money, but it takes a lot of time. there's a lot of prep in this, the cutting of the coupons, and the planning, time is money. >> but i tell people if they are not taking any time to plan to feed their family, i guarantee you that they are spending more
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time than i am. >> what's with the calculator? why is that a great tool for you? >> it's a way to make sure we're getting the best price. >> i think you may have lost a lot of people when you started to talk about buying meat that's about to be outdated. i'm sure that probably got a little bit -- people got squeamish over that. >> talk about being smart, if you look at the meat, the color is right, there's no juice around it, it looks fine, it's perfectly safe to buy. the usda does not require it to be dated, the manufacturers date it. but what's aged beef? it sits, it matures, it's controlled, it's more tender. >> aged beef is different than old beef, isn't it? >> no, there's no difference. >> this 30-day plan you came up with, you plan out meals 30 days in advance. do you really stick to that
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list? >> i do stick to the list. you can switch meals around, i have a plan of what meals on what day. it doesn't always work out, but at least i have all the meals and all the ingredients in the freezer. >> young ladies, this is great being called the cheapest family in america, but you're also called the cheaper family in america. how does this go over with friends in your social life and things like that? >> i have got a lot of people that i work with, that are like, are you related to that -- yes, that would be me. >> you're completely supportive of this lifestyle? >> yes. >> and what about in other areas of your life, other than food, clothing, entertainment, vacations, things like that? >> those rock. it's the way we were raised so it's not odd to us. what's odd to us is seeing my friends go out to the mall and purchase jeans for i don't even know how much jeans retail for where i can get them for less than $10 at a thrift store, perfectly good. >> and you think you eat well at home, this is not skimping and
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eating garbage, right? >> i'm an athlete, so you have to eat well to maintain the schedule that i make for myself. >> matt i just want to share one thing, we are the hope and change for america. with the economy where it is "today," i believe our books can allow families not have to live on two incomes. >> you're going to come back tomorrow and friday, right? >> yes. >> tomorrow you're going to help another family save money and on friday they're going to take your questions, so submit them now on our website, "today" s w todayshow.c todayshow.com. up next, ann goes back to middle school. track. what is... that's the guidance you get from fidelity. thanks. stay on the line!
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>> back at 8:20 with more of our special series education nation today. this morning it is ann's turn. >> i visiteded a middle school that's really working because it's got a strong leader who turned a failing school into a winner. caroline bloxon, not your average principal. oversees not your average middle school miracle. in rural maryland, where 61% of her students live in poverty, a number that's rising in the recession. and yet, her school's math and reading scores have jumped 30% in just seven years. how did you do it? >> it really happens in the classroom and my job as the principal is to take the passion that i have for these children
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succeeding and pass that on to the teachers. >> reporter: her strategies, teaching respect and responsibility. >> we signed a contract so we can do better in school. >> reporter: while focusing on the whole child. >> they have to have their basic needs met before they're ready to learn. >> reporter: so a social worker helps the kids and their families. >> i assist parents in getting assistance with their rent, the utilities, the mortgage. >> reporter: while also providing emotional support. >> you did a good job. >> reporter: kayla cole once struggled in school after her parents divorce. >> at first i didn't want to do anything. now i actually want to be a teacher. i want to work here. >> reporter: at this school? >> i am lucky to be here with people who care about me who want me to do better. >> reporter: it's a safe, welcoming environment. >> and i don't know another school that's got a fish pond.
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>> reporter: which at the same time maintains rigorous standards. >> all eighth graders take algebra one, that's phenomenal. >> reporter: after school programs are so popular, 86% of the students participate. and perhaps most significant of all, the principal hires teachers not just for their skills, but for their capacity to love. >> i don't just look at can they teach, because i know they can learn the material. i look for do they love kids. >> reporter: teacher edna wright's love spills over. >> i have a passion about what i do. i love this school, i love these children. and i love what we accomplish. >> reporter: in sixth grade, dustin harmon dreams of becoming a teacher, and eight grader ian
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smith a lawyer. >> if the kids don't come out successful, that it's not their fault because they're doing it well. >> reporter: and this year was awarded for this windmill engineering project. and you were on the team that won the state championship award? >> yep. >> for mesa, which stands for math -- >> engineering science achievement. >> reporter: amber hall was the team's only girl. >> before i liked to get dressed up but then i realized i like building stuff. >> reporter: so you're saying the girlie girl realized that she was actually an engineer? >> if you can do it in tennis shoes, i think i can do it in wedges. >> reporter: now she vows to someday engineer a building and name it after the building that inspired her, mr. gooding. >> i have hired 82% of the teachers at this school and i
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take that very seriously. >> can you get rid of them? >> yes, i have. >> reporter: how do you get rid of teachers that have tenure? >> you have to give that person opportunity to improve. but in the end, if they don't, and you have that documentation and you've been willing to put in that time and that work, then they will go. >> reporter: you don't want to make do with a teacher who does not meet your standards? >> no. >> reporter: you will work to get rid of them if they don't? >> i will and i have. >> reporter: a tough stance putting children first to contribute to a better future. >> i want them to be happy, successful people. i am very patriotic, i love the united states of america, i want them to feel a sense of pride in country, pride in their family, pride in their school. i want them to be happy. >> you know, the one thing that really affected me talkingt&háhc her and seeing the school was
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that the most important criteria to her is not whether a teacher, when she hires somebody whether a person can teach, it's whether that person has the capacity to love. if you don't have that, she i esn't want you there. good morning. 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon with mike. >> to the bay bridge, from the east bay, let's look at the toll plaza. just reporting as you're heading up the incline, a couple of lanes blocked. lanes are cleared in the motorcycle accident that was reported there. driver is walking around. it is a slow drive. here are the speeds coming down from the east shore freeway, slow through richmond, slow through san pablo and yellow and red all over this map. here is typical times you're looking at off the east shore freeway. 42 minutes, closer to 45,
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carquinez bridge. we saw some sunshine over in the east bay, high clouds, to san francisco, we're seeing some low clouds, fog around the golden gate bridge. things are cooling down today. into the 90s in the east bay. that's better than the triple digits. 75 oakland, on shore flow affecting areas around the bay today. forecast highs back to the 80s.
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sfraeks san francisco police are on the hunt for a man accused of beating a woman. this is the man considered on the run and dangerous. he's 5'8", 170 pounds, has an sf tattoo under his right eye. the attack happened on tuesday at a housing development. police are urging anyone with information to call them. i'll have another local update for you in 20 minutes. see you then. [ ruiz ] reliable tools started as a brick and mortar store. we sell lathes, mills, high-tech equipment. i had an idea to go ahead and put up a couple of items on ebay, and they brought more than our expectations. meg whitman gave me the tools to expand globally. we sell to australia, india... that big blue machine over there? it's going to malaysia on wednesday. with ebay, she created jobs for millions of people.
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with meg's creativity, she'll be able to create jobs here in california. i'm mariano ruiz and i'm a meg whitman success story. 8:30 now on this wednesday morning, 29th of september, 2010. it's really quite a lovely morning here in new york city, which is a nice change, we have had some rain, we got a great crowd kicking off the day with us. hopefully it won't be too wet tomorrow when the wedding couple gets hitched here on the plaza.
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it won't be too wet, will it, al? >> oh, no. >> if it rains anymore tomorrow, they're going to have to name this thing. >> the good news is all the guests are going to be lined up two by two. it will be very nice. >> it's going to work out no matter what. >> before we can hold that wedding tomorrow morning, a couple of details to get to. for example, this morning we'll find out which cake you have selected for jeremy and melissa. and i think my favorite part, we are going to hear about the amazing honeymoon options you'll get to vote on in the next 24 hours. also ahead, if you're considering ordering out for dinner tonight, martha stewart says don't, you don't have to do that. she's going to have take out inspired meals that take less time than making a call for takeout chinese food. we also have got miranda lambert, she has earned nine
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country music award nominations, she's going to be performing for us this morning. >> you know what happens before the wedding tomorrow? the premiere of law and order los angeles. and we welcome alfred molena. welcome. >> so good to see you. >> welcome to nbc. >> hello. >> i have never been outside before. last time i was here, we were inside. >> you play a deputy district attorney. >> yeah. >> so he thinks practicing law is great. but he's a gritty realist too. he steps into a court of law, he thinks it's a street fight and he gets ready for it. >> and he plays that middle ground between the law and justice. he's a political animal and he understands that, you know, sort of certain rules have to be massaged every now and again. >> there's a gray area.
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>> that's right. >> you have guest starred in s.u.v., right? >> i have gone from playing a rapist to a lawyer. it's a stretch. >> you got the acting jobs. >> this show, l.a., it's a little more l.a., it's not as gritty, at least, as the new york based show? >> in the same way that the city of new york became such an incredible element in the show originally, i think l.a. will do the same thing, but you're right, the weather's different, the color's different, just the heat itself i think will make a difference. but i think it's -- we're very excited. i think we're going to make a -- it's going to be a very exciting new show. >> a heck of a cast. we want to welcome you again and we want to tell people that law and order los angeles premiers tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central
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time, right here on nbc. . >> mr. roker? >> any chance we get to play the chung chung, we like it like that. let's check it out and see what's happening, for today, we have tropical depression 16 making its way up the coast, record highs continuing out west. for tomorrow, that heavy rain moves into the northeast and new england, we have got the heat continuing from texas into interior sections of california and it's good to see some sunshine that's not going to be so unbearably hot. cooler air is coming into the area. also, our air quality is getting better. beautiful look at downtown san jose. even some green on the air quality map today. can all breathe a little bit easier. as we look at our seven-day forecast, it is all about the increased air coming up from the pacific that will help to keep us cooler. our forecast highs getting back
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to the lower 80s. >> and don't forget, you can check your weather any time of the day or night, go to weather channel on cable or weather.com online. we told you monday about our friends at the american express with the call for education challenge, part of our ongoing education nation. american express will donate up to $1 million for donors choose.org, an organization that's dedicated to help improve country schools. however we need 100,000 people to pledge to help schools in their local communities. to get involved, all you have to do is log on to members project.com/pledge to promise to do something good for your local school and american express will donate $1 million. >> that's a lot of cash.
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>> it is. when we come back, martha stewart's here, she's going to look at some of your favorite takeout meals and how to make
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this morning on martha on "today," sure ordering in is simple, and martha stewart says you can make a cheaper, tastier meal in the same time it takes for the pizza guy to show up. martha, good morning to you. so the theory is you can come up with these recipes, they're easy to do and by the time the pizza guy would show up, you've already made it. >> have you ever ordered pizza? >> yes. >> i have never ordered a pizza. because i can make a pizza quicker. i love tomato soup and
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mozzarella cheese and basil and if you have a mozzarella cheese. >> this is in place of pizza? >> yes, here's your beautiful little mozzarella toast, here's some bread and topped with mozzarella and basil. a 20 ounce can of good tomatoes in their juice. and just just blend that up. and then add that to -- oh, i love tomatoes. i love tomatoes don't you? >> i do. >> and add that to a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, two cloves of garlic just sliced, one cup of onion and add that to some red pepper flakes, thin it with some chicken broth which you can have home made or out of the can. but do the low sodium kind. cook that for about five
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minutes, season with salt and pepper, and you have a very rich beautiful soup. give it a taste. it is a healthy, and that could be kind of lunch or just a light supper. >> it's spicy too. it's good, i don't know if it replaces pizza for me. >> another nice dinner for me is the tortilla -- >> a beef burrito really. >> home made burritos, i have drained one can and i have sauteed here onions, olive oil and bell peppers and that's a lovely mix. >> can you see in there? no, no, this. no, this. >> this is something so that i never have to read a recipe. that's my secret. i show that on my show. so i drained one can. and i'm adding the other can in with the juice, you don't even have to drain it.
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oh, there's wire tops still in there. so cook that for five or ten minutes, so there you have a very nice, healthy bean stu aew and then you can make a salsa out of tomatoes. >> this is cheese? >> you can get a mexican cheese. you can use feta cheese, and stir that up and then your tortil tortillas, a warm tortilla. you can have some brown rice cooked. >> this looks like it could take a while. >> cutting up a few things, really i can do this by the time the pizza man -- but i live about 100 miles from a pizza place. do you know how to get the pit of an avocado? you just bang it with a knife and turn it and it comes right out. you put a little salsa on here
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and a little hot sauce. >> and you're not going to get to the last thing. >> okay chicken technders. why buy those chicken tenders, you don't know where the chicken comes from. we have some beautiful chicken. we have some butter, mustard, salt and pepper, and you have seasoned bread crumbs, and bake it, don't fry it. >> frying bad, baking good. >> make your sauce with yogurt and butter milk and chives and a little blue cheese and you have -- look how pretty. >> it's very pretty, it's lovely, martha. you did a great job. >> and you don't have it in a box, you haven't fed your kids things you don't know and it's healthy and good and organic. >> martha stewart, as always
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"today's" wedding, modern love is brought to you by chevy. every model is backed by a 100,000 mile, five-year limited power train warranty. we're back at 8:44 with our special series "today's" wedding modern love. tomorrow is the big day but there's still some details to get to. jeremy and melissa, how are you feeling? >> we're feeling great. >> does he have a choice? are you nervous or are you feeling great? >> you can speak for yourself. >> i'm feeling great. >> we can't have a wedding until we take care of some business. last time around we looked at some amazing cake options and so let's see what the viewers decided you should eat on your wedding day, this is classic roman by anna's custom cakes.
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how are you? do you love this one. >> we love it. we love the little personal touch. >> four tiers, different flavors, is that right? >> yes. >> how long did it take to make a cake like this? >> really it was seven days compressing to four, between doing another cake for my other clients, but it was an honor, so i was very happy to do it. >> and you're all ready to go for tomorrow? >> yes. >> all right, fantastic. it's beautiful and thank you so much, congratulations to you, and congratulations to you guys. let's move over here. now talk about what's my favorite part of this whole process and that's looking at the honeymoon options. tell me. >> we are superexcited about your honeymoon and i can't believe you're getting married tomorrow. we worked with virtuoso. it's really going to be hard for people to pick.
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>> let's get started, what's number one? >> number one is brazil. brazil means sexy, it means sultry, it means beach. the best place to start is on the emerald coast of brazil. so you're going to be going there. one of the most romantic properties in the world a couple of years ago, and you fast forward to one of the most beautiful natural wonders in brazil and you're going to be staying at a property call. you're going to be two minutes from these incredible falls, 275 of them, 300 feet drop. >> so number one, brazil. just digest all of this. number two, we're going to the heart of southeast asia. >> beer going to thailand, and where is thailand, right there. thailand is called the island of smiles. you're going to be stay agent
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the ritz carlton property, it's a brand-new kind of briritz carlton. business or first class. i have to tell you this property you're going to be staying in is larger than my apartment in new york city. and you're going to be getting ten hours of spa treatments while you're there and you're going to be riding an elephant. >> oh, my god. >> there's the elephant. they're really pulling out all the stops. >> let's move on to number three, turks and kay koesz. turks and caicos. >> that's one of my stop destinations in the caribbean, i love it. and you're going to be staying at parrot key, which is a little bit of asia right in the heart of the caribbean, you're going to be getting tons of time snorkeling and swimming, lots of beautiful spa treatments, your room is going to be right on the water. >> oh, my goodness. >> and moving on to number four, two for the price of one, two
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locations in portugal. >> portugal is one of those places that people don't realize is as great as all the other wonderful european capitals, but a little bit more affordable. and accessible. now you're going to be staying at a no shabby four seasons ritz when you're in portugal. you're going to be flying there on luftansia. you like warm, you're going to be getting subtropical climates, it's going to feel a little bit like hawaii but in europe. you're going to hiking, there's going to be dance lessons, there's going to be private dinners, honestly, i don't know how they're going to pick. >> so we have got a lot to get to, tomorrow's the big day, we're looking forward to it. congratulations in advance, let me tell people how they can choose your honeymoon
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destination, go to todayshow.com, facebook.com/todayshow. one for brazil, 2 forthnd laai ,
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miranda lambert is the hottest thing in country music, she has nine country music awards. miranda, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> and has it even sunk in? >> not really, i haven't stopped so i haven't had time to process the whole thing. history making which is awesome. >> then you're heading out on tour, is that something that you enjoy? >> i love it. we start our tour tonight, it's the cmt tour and so we're excited to kick off a new tour. feels like we just got off of our summer tour, but we love it. >> also engaged in may to blake shelton. we do weddings here, in case you want to know how to do it. >> i was looking at the honeymoon options. >> this one's called only
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other but it sure ♪ ♪ let's shake hands and reach across the party lines ♪ ♪ we think a little differently ♪ ♪ but we got a lot in common you will see ♪ ♪ even if the only way is -- ♪ you can always get your way ♪ it's a universal plan that will get you where you can ♪ ♪ let's shake hands and reach across those party lines ♪ ♪ we think a little
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skinnier ♪ ♪ i'm just like you good morning to you. it is 8:56 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon, joined by my good friend mike with a look at the morning commute. >> 280, an accident, that's what we have there. southbound 280 at 92, big slowing toward san mateo out of -- off of 380. 101, no better.
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do not use that as an alternate. tough it out there. the accident should be cleared over the next 20 minutes there. slow, 880 both directions between the bridges and slow northbound from 238 up towards the toll plaza. that's a downtown. they need a break at the toll plaza, the backup skinds to the maze. and slow approaching the area, ou ab offff the carquinez bridge.
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there are new rules in the east bay making it more difficult to smoke cigarettes or marijuana. people can no longer light up tobacco or medical mare juan why multiunit housing complexes. supervisors voted 4-1 to adopt the new rules. it means no smoking on balconies, patios, decks or car pools. it will give landlords a right
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to evict someone after three violations. we'll have another local news update for you in 30 minutes or so. the "today" show returns in about a minute. have a great wednesday morning.
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we're back now on a wednesday morning, it is the 29th day of september 2010. you know what that means folks? mr. bryant gumbel's birthday "today." >> happy birthday, buddy, many happy returns. out on the plaza, speaking of happy returns. >> i think it's going to be about 15 days or so.
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>> the original prediction was christmas time. coming up, we're going to be talking about this tropical storm that's now making its way up the coast. we follow our "today" show wedding. >> a little tropical depression number 16. if it does become a storm, it will be nicole, bringing copious amounts of rain through tonight into tomorrow. >> that means a heck of a lot of rain. >> it's going to be a mess here. all right, also ahead, some financial advice, on wednesday, it's always our money 911 panel is here. and if you're in credit card debt, can you get a hardship rate on paying it off? and how does your marital status affect your child's financial aid. we'll get to the bottom of all these questions and more. and we're going to continue our focus on education week, when we look at very young children actually learning a second language which is cool.
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and believe it or not, talk about birthdays, charlie brown is 60 years old. the peanuts gang celebrating a big anniversary this year. although charles schultz is gone, we're going to catch up with sparky, jean schultz is going to be here. all right, let's go inside, ann curry is standing by at the news desk, she's got all the headlines. in the news, a tropical storm system that will be drenching south florida this morning is gathering strength as it moves north. we have got the weather channel's jim cantore in ft. lauderdale. what's expected where you are? >> reporter: the storm's about 225 miles to our south and what you see is what you get here with the wind and the rain and because the storm is not really fully developed, we're not into the worst of that rain yet, last night we had some very heavy
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rain move through here, as a matter of fact up in melbourne, we had parts of interstate 95 that were closed because of the rain. when we have tropical storm warnings, we're under flash flood watches as well and when those rain bands move in, as many as one to two inches per hour. that's the big concern, they have lowered the water in the canals to obviously allow for some of that water that comes down with some of that rain to move on in. stay off the roads when the heavy rain moves on through and hopefully it will move through and as we wake up tomorrow morning the sun should be back out here across florida which is what people are accustomed to. >> jim cantore, thank you so much for that. also intelligence officials are concerned with what's described as a credible terrorism plot against france. one counter terror official said that recent missile strikes in pakistan were armied at disrupting the possible plot.
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46 democrats are broken ranks with president obama telling speaker nancy pelosi they would vote with republicans if necessary to continue the bush tax cuts. meanwhile obama wraps up his road trip today speaking in des moines, iowa. he told voters they cannot afford to sit out midterm elections just because they're disappointed with the current democratic majority. a plane landed in milwaukee with only part of its landing gear down, passengers were warned to brace for impact but no one was hurt. significant progress was made in an effort to free those trapped miners in chile, it's possible those miners could be rescued as early as october. and not far from where the miners are trapped, there was a rescue on tuesday, a horse was trapped in an 80-foot mine shaft
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was pulled to safety. they're now referring to the horse as the 34th miner. it is now four minutes past the hour, let's get another check of the weather from al. >> all right, thanks, ann, let's check it out, see what's happening, the latest on tropical depression 16, 230 miles south/southwest of miami. moving north/northeast at nine and this moisture is going to be working its way up, as you can see in our future cast, the rain makes its way up into the new york area by early thursday morning, into the northeast by early friday morning and it finally clears out by late friday afternoon, rainfall amounts, southern miami, southern florida should see anywhere from three to seven inches of rain, but generally about two to six inches of rain up into the mid-atlantic and then early thursday into friday, we're talking about anywhere from two to seven inches of rain along the northeast coast, and inland sections of pennsylvania on into new york and parts of new england.
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nice drive today, rigs right across the bay bridge. a little fog reported right around the golden gate bridge. finally today, we're going to get a cooldown. it is going to take a while for it to move inland, but the sea breeze will be strong this afternoon. and will stay cooler as we head to the end of the week. looking at our forecast, highs today 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. notice, nothing above 100 degrees in there, that's a nice change. ♪ smob call somebody call 911 time for "today's" money 911, our team of experts ready to answer your questions and help stop your financial problems. sharon epperson is cnn's personal finance editor. the author of finish rich and a personal finance expert. good to see everybody. let's get started.
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now we're going to go to skype right off the bat. diane from tlflagstaff, arizona has a question. >> good morning. i'm a single low income mom with my youngest attending arizona state university. she currently receives the federally funded scholarships, grants and loans. i have met the love of my life and we want to marry. would our joy mean my daughter's pain and change her financial aid? >> first of all, congratulations, diane, to you and your new husband, i hope that that's what you're going to do, because i'm going to tell you, you're actually going to have some impact to your daughter's financial aid package, by marrying, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't get married, but it does mean that on that application form, the fafsa form, they're going to look at that to see what your
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overall contribution will be. but i urge your daughter to look at scholarships, go to fast web, see if there's any scholarships that she can apply for. and also finaid.org will help you fill out those forms and put in all the information you need so hopefully you can get some more aid. >> now we're going to go to the phone, this is from erica, she's from norway, maine. she's on the line, good morning, erica. >> caller: good morning. >> what's your question for our panel? >> caller: two weeks ago i saw jean chatzky mentioning that there's a 6% hard interest rate on credit cards, and because i'm over $90,000 in credit card debt, i tried to call a few of them and was given a total run around, they said i didn't make enough money to pay them and then when i gave them more documentation, they said i made
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too much money to qualify. about five years ago, i bought a bookstore and financed it with credit cards when the rates were low. >> that's where the $90,000 came in? >> caller: right. >> let me let david jump in. >> let's explain how this hardship works. you can't shop for a hardship rate. what you do is you call the credit card companies, and here's what's happening, all the credit card companies know there's people out there that can't pay their debts because of the interest rate. they have a hardship program, but it's called a forbearance plan, and they have what's called a debt management plan. they'll look at how much debt you have and in the first type of plan, a forbearance plan, if they believe by lowering your interest rate you can pay your debt off in less than one year, they will enroll you in that plan. the rates jean talked about 6%, sometimes it's as high as 10%,
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it can also be as low as zero percent, but when they looked at you and saw you had $90,000 in credit card debt, they thought there's no way you can pay that off in less than a year. so you actually qualify for a debt management plan. the credit card companies don't run the debt management plans themselves, they outsource it to nonprofit groups. go to debtadvice.org. they are the largest organization in the united states, they serve over 4 million people a year. they will refer you to a nonprofit organization that will look at your financial situation and then they'll go back out to the credit card company and they'll actually negotiate the debt management plan for you, they'll get the paper work for you, they'll help you fill it out and then the money will be taken automatically out of your checking out but the rates will be lower. in some cases it will be 6%, but it could be lower than that. >> in one way or another, you do
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get some relief. >> now let's head back to skype, we have got allison from baltimore, maryland, good morning, allison. can you hear us, allison? >> yeah, i can hear you. >> what's your question? >> i'm a recent college grad working in a new city and i understand the basics of personal finance, but i'm struggling to find information on how to meet my long-term goal, i'm looking to buy a house and be in a comfortable financial situation in the next ten years, so how at 22 can i start working towards these goals. >> you have a lot of things you want to accomplish in a short period of time. in ten years or so, the first thing you want to do is sign up for a free community personal finance website where you can upload all of your financial information from your bills to your student loans to your savings and checking and they allow you to kind of fiddle with the numbers and see what it will take to reach your goal.
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i want you to open an automated savings about. the first thing you said is you want to be comfortable. that means security. you need all of these emergency expenses saved up for the six months at least. you're young, i'm going to say six months of emergency living expenses, you need those saved up. before you buy a home, they're going to want to see that money saved up too. put all your information on a site where there's a community of people trying to meet their goals. >> this is an e-mail from shelly from medford, oregon, she writes, i'm 22 years old, i'm $80,000 in college loans, $10,000 in credit card bills and is unemployed. i'm trying to start my photography business with assistance from my parents. >> i don't know where this idea came out that obama administration has a debt relief act. >> the commercials.
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>> there's no such thing. it's a total scam, what you need to do is focus on getting a job. even though you're with your parents, you want to be able to pay for your own expenses. get a job first, do some freelance, shoot some wedding, but you really need a job where you can pay your bills and don't expect a handout because you're not going to get it. in terms of student loans, you may be looking at forbearance. >> thanks, guys, good to see you again. >> still ahead, the benefits to have young children learn a second language is now. we revealed the wedding cake for melissa and jeremy. but if you're wondering what to wear, we're going to solve your fashion day dilemma, how do dress up for a fall wedding. it's our honeymoon.
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this morning on education nation, according to government studies, thousands of schools have started teaching foreign languages in the last decade. >> languages like french, germany and russian are on the decline, but two languages are making their way into the classroom in a very big way. >> let's all say good morning. >> mandarin is on the rise according to a recent education survey. >> neither one of us knew mandarin and we knew it was a great opportunity for her to absorb it now.
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>> turn on the tv and with kids shows like "ni hao, kai-lan," and "dora the explorer," children are already being exposeded to foreign languages at a young age. there are even language dvds like lil' kim teaching little ones languages, like spanish, mandarin and french. there's a magic window for kids, of four to six years old it's effortless for them to learn, one, two, even three languages and that's why it's important to start early, there are sensitive periods where you're more effective at learning languages and infancy tends to be a period of time where it's easier to absorb. >> studies show learning a foreign language can help students in other areas. >> academically, someone who
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knows another language are often better readers and writers and they score high on iq tests. >> it opens up her mind and if she can learn it now when it's easy, good for her. why wait? >> and while mandarin is on the rise, spanish is taught almost universally. 80% of elementary schools and 93% of middle schools and high schools offer spanish. >> spanish and mandarin are popular. >> it's certainly up to us to encourage our children to learn more than one language. >> and some parents are starting their kids early. >> it opens many doors to them in all areas of life. >> more than anything, i think it fosters open mindedness and that's kind of what we're all after. >> at that age, your brain is like a sponge, you just absorb it all, so the earlier the better, it seems. >> very cool.
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social, verbal, visual and by going to this website that you created, people can take a test and in just a few minutes, they can figure out what kind of learner they are. >> you can go through this, it's 21 questions and the kind of questions are about your activities, are you a good listener? do you talk with your hands? and then when we use our program, we can give you a quick profile of what are your different types of learning styles? sometimes you may have a dominant learning style. >> some young people may be having some trouble in school or may be showing signs of difficulty of sitting still in class. the place you go is how do you learn.education nation.com? >> yes. >> and it is a very simple test and for kids who are really trying to find a new way to learn, maybe they needmore physical activity, it's a very
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pepcid® complete works now and works later. and good morning, everybody. 9:26 now. i'm brent cannon. checking up on an update on the sigalert. >> we had a sigalert, but the accident cleared. it happened within the last half hour, started and stopped. there is the slow approaching the warren freeway, slow on the warren freeway. 880 not necessarily an alternate. this should move better over the next half hour. 40 minutes off the carquinez bridge to the maze. southbound slow to the north bay. there is the golden gate bridge. things are improving as far as visibility goes. >> we see some clouds there, we see high clouds down to the south. a lot of us are enjoying some
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sunshine. won't be quite as hot as it has been. things are cooling down thanks to a stronger on shore flow. we'll start to feel that more in the afternoon, the evening and the east bay. you'll feel is sooner rather than later along the coast and around san francisco and in the bay. in less than one minute, brent is back with more local news.
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the state is expected to appeal after fema rejected a request for millions of dollars in disaster aid for the victims of the san bruno gas explosion. fema says state and local governments and pg&e which owns the ruptured pipeline should recover the cost of recovery on their own. meantime, 58-year-old james frankel died monday at san francisco hospital. and congress is considering legislation to beef up pipeline security including more inspectors to search for corrosion. and pg&e says it made a mistake of warning people on the peninsula about a problematic natural gas line near east palo
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alto. five representatives went before the city council last night to face critics and apologize. the daily news says the utility mistakenly listed a section of risky pipeline at donahoe and dumbarton. they reached out to cities on the list, but did not contact east palo alto. the utility says it is committed to improving communications. more local news for you coming up in half an hour and the "today" show returns in less than a minute. have a great morning. see you back here in a bit.
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♪ i can see it now ♪ you remember when we were sitting there by the water ♪ ♪ you put your arm around me for the first time ♪ >> there they are, our adorable couple. and just 23 hours from now, "today" wedding couple melissa and jeremy will be getting married on our plaza, rain or shine. and you are all invited to help plan the entire thing, from choosing our lucky couple to helping choose their wedding gown to the cake. and so feel welcome to share melissa and jeremy's happy day tomorrow. >> and we're going to find out where they're going to go on their honeymoon. >> they're very excited about that. and coming up in this half hour, if you were lucky enough to be invited to melissa and jeremy's
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wedding or any wedding this fall, what's appropriate to wear? when you look at the invitation, you've got to decipher, is this black tie, whatever, how to look your best as a guest. and if you're like a lot of us, you grew up with charlie brown, lucy, snoopy and the whole gang. this week, the peanuts comic strip turns 60 and there's a great new collection coming out. i consider myself lucky enough to talk to charles sparky schultz twice. but we're going to talk to his wife on this anniversary. >> that's what we sound like. >> we sound a lot like our director. >> he's probably telling us to move it along. >> natalee, what do you want to know? also in "today's" kitchen, a hearty fall meal including pork chops.
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>> it's probably involving some apples. >> but first let's get to the weather, al. >> we do have tropical depression 16 making its way up the coast, bringing heavy rain along the southeast atlanta coast "today," record highs continue out west, wet weather in the western great lakes. tomorrow that heavy rain shift into the mid-atlantic on into new england, but the western 2/3 of the country, looking pretty hot, dry and sunny, with mild conditions in the pacific northwest, warm down through florida after sunny in oakland this morning. we have seen some fog around the golden gate bridge and all through the day. things are going to finally cool down. air quality continues to get better, even see some good air quality in our northern areas. a lot of us still dealing with moderate air quality. as we look at the seven-day forecast, we can rejoigs in temperatu temperatures coming down. not yet to average but temperatures in the 80s.
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whether it's a black tie or casual, it can be very confusing. bobby, good morning. sometimes you get these invitations and it's hard to figure out what exactly are they calling for in terms of the style of the wedding and dress we should be wearing. what's your best tip there? >> my best tip is don't plan to automatically go spend too much money. i think everyone i talk to when they hear they're invited anywhere, they think that just means i have to go to the store right now and spend a couple hundred dollars, but i have some much more affordable options. >> as we're moving towards fall, there's a lot more black tie weddings. >> yes. >> you've got autumn and melanie. >> it is easy for guys, they put on the tux, but this is an occasion that you want to be a little bit more elegant, conservative is the word because friends, family and co-workers may be mixed in. you'll see this dress, it's very simple.
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it's $98, it comes in five colors, it ranges from petite sizes all the way through plus sizes and you can really put your own personality on this dress. it's a simple a-line so it flatters most figures and whether you want to dr.ess it up with accessories or down, it's a great hero dress. on melanie, i love this dress, it's a velvet, very rich, perfect for fall, you don't have to wear black to a black tie, these are really great sophisticated alternative colors. but this was only $99. it's a designer that this same dress is still being sold at full price in the stores. so consider those discount department stores for formal evening wear. >> so you don't have to go out and buy something. besides a big chunky jewelry, what else do you recommend? >> i love the flower on melanie. something they use abroad is they use fascinators.
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just have fun and play up the accessories, both of these are under $100. . >> for autumn's dress, you could tie a lovely ribbon around her waist. autumn and melanie, thank you so much. and what we think is a black tie optional. and we have now nancy coming up in a real sweet number. >> everything you saw, this is a metallic, shimmering, almost likeif you're not sure with a black tie optional, how dressy you should be. go for a dress that has a little bit more weight to it. she can wear this to a holiday better too later on. and it's from maggie london who makes great party dresses.
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>> and the bubble down below. >> you don't want to go too short for a wedding. i think it's great at the knee, just above the knee. and you can leave the jewelry behind with a dress like this becau. >> now we have our final category and that's casual or festive attire. >> this is julie and her mom. they for a modern wedding, you never know where the venn dwru may be. yes, you can wear pants, you can pull out a black blazer and pants. the cluster of broaches was my idea. just have fun and add like a glamorous element. >> i love this idea. so really a suit that you have in your closet. >> the vintage rollup, the hem line or the pants so you can show off your ankles. >> you just roll that up? do you have to pin it? >> just roll it up and it will
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show off a fun shoe. and really quickly, we went to m.j. trimming here in new york and we got a sash that you can literally cut right off the roll, this is $20. >> really? >> and a fun feathered handbag. >> most everyone has a black dress. >> a little black dress. >> and did you glue some feathers on? >> no, it came with the bag, but that's a great idea. >> thank all of our models this morning. and bobby, great idea. s, and by the way, you look fantastic. don't forget that melissa and jeremy's wedding will be here live on "today." the peanuts gang turns 50, we're going to take a look back right after this.
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happiness is 60 years of peanuts. it ran for nearly 50 years without interruptions with encores continuing to appear "toda today around the world. charlie brown also appeared on the small screen with classic animated specials. an interactive book hit stores october 25. it includes rare materials from the schultz family archives. jeanne schultz is the wife of charlie schultz. >> it's hard to believe after six years, this strip is as popular as it ever was. >> because it talks about the ordinary things of ordinary life and they don't change. and that's what sparky tapped
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into, that's what he cared about. >> he wasn't just a cartoonist or a comic strip illustrate for, he was a philosopher in a way. >> he always said i know what people mean, but again he could wrap things in not just what we have said, but the real meaning of what kids said to each other, of what people said to each other. >> you were right there, you watched the strip evolve. in that time, how did it change? >> well, i think the main thing is -- the main way that it changed is that charlie brown was sort of a sassy kid in the beginning and then he became the loser but always hopeful. so his personality changed, snoopy changed of course. i was married to him the last 25 years, 27 years, and it didn't change as much from the '70s on, although he became more
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philosophicals, in the '90s, he was a grandfather. and you hear some grandfather and some reflecting, kids reflecting back on their charlie brown reflecting back on things his father said, or things his grandmother, and that is sparky seeing his own aging. >> you in a sense are the keeper of this flame. it's a bit of a responsibility, i would think, so make sure that, you know, things stay true to what sparky's vision was? >> well, the museum does that, i think we keep the archives that have gone into this book that you mentioned, but also at the studio, we have, i think in the last ten years since sparky's death have brought back the -- we have brought back some old art, we're doing a new television show based on the old '6 0s animation, so we're tryin to show the whole of sparky's work. >> and you have it distilled in
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this peanuts collection. there's copies of archives, things that people haven't seen before? >> things from the museum that we have been fortunate enough to collect in the past ten years, almost ten years that we have been open and so it is wonderful. it's a wonderful collection. >> you said something, it seems hard to believe that sparky's been gone ten years. >> almost. it was almost ten years ago that you were out at our house. >> when you think of sparky's legacy, what comes to your mind the most? >> it's the love that people have for him. people come to the museum every day and they want to hug me because it's the best they can do and tell me how much it meant to them and their coming back to their childhood. >> folks who are new to the comic strip, because that's what's amazing, new generations,
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my kids are reading these collections and falling in love with them all over again. >> because you bring your love to them. >> jeanne schultz, thank you for helping put this together. the book is called the peanuts collection. and we're going find out how to make a savory and succulent stuffed pork chop. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] jerry brown and oakland's schools.
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this morning on "today's" kitchen, pork chops, they don't have to be ho-hum anymore. dress them up with a chestnut dressing and a bourbon cider glaze. >> this is a fall dish, isn't it?
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>> i always like the same stuffing as thanks giving. >> you're starting with the stuffing here. >> what i have here, is a little bit of the garlic, the onions and the celery. you don't want to overcook it. the edge of it needs to be -- make it a little bit sweeter, now i add apples. you can put them in raw or cooked, sliced small. >> i went to the farmer's market and got an even better apple. but it's always so sour, if i have a really sour apple, and that's all we can really get, dice it and cook it in a little bit of apple cider. so you'll have that sweet and sour thing going on. we really just want to warm it up. then i have my bread cubes, lightly toasted. i i just want color. i want to have the dry ingredients first. so i have my dry herbs.
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>> it's a regular margarine. i want that little bit of fresh. you've got to season the bread at that point, because once you get the wet in there, you're not going to be able to really taste it. and i just put in my chestnuts. >> were these boiled before. >> you can boil them or you can roast them. if you can't find chestnuts, a little bit of a problem i had here. you just go to any korean store, supermarket, and they'll have them precooked. >> hopefully you have a little korean store nearby. we got them everywhere. >> i have them everywhere i travel. that's a beautiful thing. so what i'm going to do is i'm going to mix this in. >> i have butter and cream mixed together. then i have some chicken stock. if you really like this, you can
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use warm cider for that. and go ahead and mix that up. >> you get a little bit of wetness in there. >> a little bit of wet and then i'm going to add that, and then this turns your stuffing almost into a bread pudding. >> we should get started on the pork chops. >> these are berkshire pork shops, it's a heritage pork. it's moist, it has a high ph level, so it tends to be very tender and very moist. >> so you're going to cut it right down the middle? >> you cut the pocket as deep as you can. you want to take your stuffing and pop it in there. now we got that. then you're going to have to tie your pork chop because if you see this, you don't want it too tight or too loose because it's going to expand as it cooks. how long on each side? just until brown and then it goes in the oven.
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>> ann's ready. >> this is a bourbon cider glaze. >> we're going to have it on our website todayshow.com. >> phil michaels best friend. >> hoda and kathy lee will be ring ring. progresso. everyday i eat your soups instead of going out to lunch, i save a lot of money. that's great. so, your delicious rich and hearty soups have made me, rich and hearty. that's funny. well, i'm rich because... i know, i get it. i laughed. and i'm hearty because of your juicy steak, your potatoes, your pearl onions. well, you know, everything you want to eat for lunch is right in there. so you're really, rich and happy. yeah see, i like rich and hearty better. [ male announcer ] progresso you gotta taste this soup.
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good morning, everybody. time is 9:56. checking in with mike inouye, and something you might see that might be a distraction on the commute this morning. >> over at the toll plaza. there is smoke, also a lot of equipment right there in front of the screen. a lot of activity as equipment
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moves around, smoik schmo smoke from one of the machines there. that is an ongoing project there the parking lot is blocked off as well. backup in the cash lanes, not so bad, 808 overcrossing there and travel times, interstate 880 slow, but oakland looking much better, speeds closer to 50 than 40. a lot of sunshine on that bridge. fog, though, on the golden gate bridge. nice to see 90s, 80s and 70s instead of temperatures above 100 degrees. strong onshore flow is coming in today. that means things are cooling down today. in the east bay, you'll feel it. in the afternoon and evening. and brent's back with a look at our news. what's go on there, brent? meg whitman is back on the campaign trail in the bay area today after last night's debate. she's going to speak at cisco systems in san jose. jerry brown does not have any appearances on his schedule. voters got a look at the candidates as they went head to
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head for first of three debates. >> putting jerry brown in charge of negotiating with the labor unions around pensions, around how many people we have in the state government, is like putting count dracula in charge of the blood bank. >> the majority will get an immediate tax break from our key economic plan which is to eliminate totally the california capital gains tax. >> both campaigns are declaring victory today, but polls show the race for governor is still too close to call. nbc bay area will host the final debate set for october 12th. our coverage starts at 6:00 in the evening, followed by the debate itself at 6:30. former nbc evening news anchor tom brokaw is going to moderate and we'll stream the entire thing for you live at nbcbayarea.com as well. the "today" show returns in a minute. have a great day. we'll see you back here in a bit.
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our state has a huge deficit. meg whitman's plan will make it billions worse by eliminating the capital gains tax for wealthy investors, including herself. economists say her plan will "rip a hole in the budget" and is "deeply flawed". analysts for the l.a. times say whitman's plan is a "pure handout" to the rich creating a "huge risk" to schools and public safety. jerry brown's against this unfair giveaway because it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television from nbc news this is "today" and kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hi, everybody, it's wines day, it's september 29th. we're expecting a huge deluge tomorrow with no rain today, between 5 and 7 inches. >> the backstroke in manhattan. >> unfortunately, it's our wedding day around here, too. they say that's good luck if it rains. these kids will have a great marriage. they'll have a monsoon. we'll enjoy our day with the new favorite thing, and it is national coffee day, hoda woman.
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>> i have one cup a day, and that's it. >> i do, too. >> one before you leave? >> you put two of those in? >> i usually do it in a big thing. that's a lot of truvia. >> so this coffee that we have in front of us is unusual. it's called maple bacon morning coffee. i can't drink it black. what's going on in here. >> this is at bocajava.com. it smells fabulous. >> i need a lot of cream in my coffee. this is heavy cream. can i say one thing since this is the first thing i've said on the show so far? >> oh, there will be a reckoning. >> i was saying that the only way i like to enjoy a cup of coffee is if it looks like this. can you see this? >> that's earth-shattering. alert the media. >> i'm trying to make a statement.
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>> you like it even blonder than that. anyway, we'll try it. >> oh, no, no, no. >> i put too many in. you're right. >> mine takes like bacon. >> haef coffee day, really. >> there was a big snafu -- there's a show like we have "america's top model" and there's one in australia. it was down to the final two, that really tense moment. the mistress of ceremonies was announcing the big winner. she apparently heard something in her -- we don't wear these, but other broadcasters do. >> other journalists do. >> you put it to the back of your shirt. >> someone is talking to you the entire time. someone is talking. apparently someone -- >> okay. it's practically out. so they talk to you in your ear, and you'll watch to see what happened. there was a mistake. i guess the one who was supposed to win -- >> they'd been judged neck and
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neck and neck all during the competition. >> and australia's next top model for 2010 is -- it's you kelsey. >> i want to thank the crew and the judges and sarah for that. >> wait. we have to see the point. when does she realize she messed up. >> oh, my god. i don't know what to say right now. i'm feeling a bit sick about this. this is a complete accident. i'm so sorry. it's amanda. i'm so sorry. i'm so sorry. it's fine. it's an honest mistake. it's fine. >> awkward. >> you can see it on her face. >> she does feel terrible, right? >> some were saying maybe they did it for publicity. i don't believe that. that's not the kind of publicity
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you want. that's just really so sad. >> she likes like she feels awful. why is everybody in a ponytail. >> it's very big in australia in summer in australia. >> i don't know. you know what? no matter what, she doesn't feel as bad as michael bolten does today. >> he was voted off last night on "dancing with the stars." >> i like michael. he's a nice guy. >> let's see. can we see a little bit of his dancing? >> oh, no, no. >> it was a doghouse and a bone. >> oh, no. ♪ you ain't nothing but a hound dog ♪ you ain't never caught a rabbit ♪ ♪ and you ain't no friend of mine ♪ ♪ they said ufs high class >> he finally starts dancing.
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>> i guess bruno was brutal. brutal bruno, but i don't know. it seems to me that he's not the one that picks the song or the -- and doesn't certainly make up the choreography. >> he just goes along. >> at some point you wonder if you have the right to say i ain't putting the bone in my mouth? i don't know. i have to say that every morning around here. i draw the line at the bone. well, he didn't. >> i'm with you. it didn't look that bad. i didn't see the whole deal. i agree, he's not making up crawling out of the doghouse like that. he probably didn't want to do that. >> brittaney spears was on "gle last night. i only saw a little bit of her. i'm not sure if that was the entirety of the performance or not, and it was her music through the thing. it's risque.
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they changed the time to 8:00 at night. a little risque. >>s in from "glee." >> neez are all the old videos. >> this is her now. >> this is the "glee" kids doing britney's stuff. >> i'm so confused. >> that happens when you win an emmy. >> john stamos appeared in a skit as under the ethos. >> i love him. >> he's adorable. >> one last thing about "dancing with the stars" because we have to clear up the boo gate that happened. >> are we doing that? here was a question. sarah palin was in the audience about to be interviewed by berger bergeron, tom bergeron. right here they were getting -- scores were coming and they were
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supposedly -- the audience was upset at their scores. t listen to the scores real quick. >> there's booing in the ballroom. we don't know why. >> why is there booing? >> the next shot cut right to sarah palin and tom bergeron so people wondered if they were booing as she walked in. we can tell you what happened. according to the people inside there, they were not booing sarah palin. they were actually booing the numbers and the judges, because people who were inside the auditorium -- the judges were talking to them saying, here -- let's listen real quick. >> eight. >> eight. >> eight. >> why are they booing? >> it's hard for us to hear. we didn't get good audio here. glad we cleared that up. >> yes. >> the you have something exciting to announce today. we're going to have our own
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"today" show choir showdown. one lucky group -- >> tell them about it, hoda. >> we're looking for established xho choirs anywhere around the country and we want you to send in a four-minute video. you have to be an affiliated group. you can't find other people and throw it together. you have to be 20 people. >> 20 people tops because we fly you in if you win. 20 people tops, you have to have an instructor and an established group. we will find out -- >> we will track you down. >> we'll shoot videos and pick the top four, and then america is going to vote on our best choir on our website. >> you're going to come here to studio 1a and perform. >> you have to be at least 13 years old to be a member of the choir, okay? >> yes. >> can you be any age older than that?
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like 94? is there an age limit? >> no. >> so my mom and all those at baywood retirement home have a group. >> they do? >> yes. you guys are watching right now. send it in. they're awesome. >> they are? okay. >> hi, sarah. >> i was in show choir in high school. we started the first year, "midnight express." >> were you good? >> no. we were a new team. we were building. but we were talking on the wall about the screwup with announcement. people screw up. get over it. peggy says mistakes happen and she was very graceful whether it happened. >> she got $5,000 more cash than the winner did and a trip to new york because they felt so apologetic about it. >> you're caught in the moment. you can't hide it it. >> what if somebody won your emmy instead of you? how would you feel today? >> that has happened every other time. i'm fine with that. up next, the wonderful rosie perez. er ghthis.
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rosie perez is beefing up her already impressive resume with a new and incredibly challenging role. >> she stars in "lies in plate sight" coping with the suicide of her daughter. take a look. >> that was later addressed to me. >> stop it. stop it. >> what is wrong with you? >> can't get out of my house! get out of my house! >> oh, it's not a comedy. rosie is with us today. how are you, sweetie? >> i'm good. i'm on the mend. >> yeah. give a quick update on what happened to your health? >> i got injured on a stunt gone
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bad on "law & order: scu" and i had to get surgery and bone marrow transplant. >> how long has the healing process been going on? >> it's two months and i have ten more months to go. >> very brave lady. taking on this role must have been taxing because you took a swat at that guy. >> that's exactly what happened. that actress in you said i don't care. >> that's what happened. i told my doctor that i was like i have to do this movie. he gave me a shot of epidural in my back, and it it hurt like hell but it allowed me to get through the film. i was working in pain, and my character is going through emotional pain. that helped it. >> that was a real slap we saw. >> that wasn't a scripted slap. after, benito, he was so brave.
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i said i might hit you. is that okay? he said go for it. when i hit him, he went hmm. >> that was a very good -- you were in a lot of pain that day. >> it worked. >> this is tough subject matter. we don't want to give away the end because it's shocking. tell the basis of the whole thing. >> i play a mother whose daughter takes her life, and my niece, her cousin, comes back home to figure out why she took her life. that scene you saw is where i discover the reason why in a letter. i lose it. >> as a mother would. >> as a mother would. >> it's a very, very twisted and turned type of movie, and you know, child abuse is horrific. that was one of the main reasons i decided to take on the role, even in the pain i thought it was very very necessary and very important to be involved. >> how do you prepare for a role like that? did you talk to people through that thing, moms that have been through it? >> i read a lot of court doms and ready books on sexual abuse
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and xhild abuchild abuse. also i just got into the role. as i grow as an actor, i realize that just relax and let it come. don't get too much in your head about things, and you will become that person. >> i'm just thinking about the child help, which is an amazing organization. if anybody watch sg moved by this movie, call child help because there is help available to get you through these things. i had to throw that in. >> by the way, you look terrific. >> she didn't lose any weight here. >> god bless america for that. >> you have known you're not able to exercise and do those things. how did you maintain this body? >> well, my doctor told me to clean out prior to the surgery so i could be in the optimum of health. and i stopped drinking wine. >> and it still bugs you? >> it bothers me so much. i can't wait to get back on the bottle.
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>> we'll take you out, baby. >> coffee, i cheat. i'm back on coffee. i'm puerto rican, i can't help it. i ate healthy and didn't fast or do any things. so my body just got rid of it. >> you look awesome. >> "lies in plain sight" on the lifetime movie network. are we smarter than a fourth grader? you know we're not. we'll find out after this. traveled to fairbanks, alaska.c home of one of the coldest, longest nights on the planet. and asked frequent heartburn sufferers, like carl, to put prilosec otc's 24 hour heartburn protection to the test for two weeks. the results? i can concentrate on everything i'm doing, not even think about it anymore. since i've been taking it, i've been heartburn free, which is a big relief for me. [ male announcer ] take your 14-day challenge. ♪ prilosec otc. heartburn gone. power on.
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time for "education nation." a special initiative to raise awareness about xhichildren and education. >> we decided to try out fourth grade one more time. we crossed a bridge, took a tunnel and ended up in new jersey at west new york public school number 2. sdwleer he >> we're heading to our first day of fourth grade again. >> i'm not going to be smarter than a fourth grader.
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i know i'm not. i can spell beautifully. >> you have great handwriting. >> i have great cursive handwriting. >> i sat up front and alone. >> because you had that hair. >> let's do it. >> hello! >> i'm kathie lee and this is hoda. we'll very happy to be with you guys today. >> are you smart in math? >> yes. >> are you smart in science? >> yes. >> i was there whether our country became a nation. >> we're going in. >> boys and girls, we have kathie lee and hoda in our class.
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>> that's so nice. i feel very stupid. >> it's a long story. >> you do this all day? golly. >> can you ask me a question, honey? >> i went with a guy that looked like this. >> i know it, i know it. alg algae. >> oh, my god. you got it. >> i can't see. how do you spell dandelion? what's your name again? can i lift it up? you have to put it down. it looks like hair.
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let's do a comparison, shall we? >> that's kathie lee's picture, and this one is mine. you decide. do you like this one or do you like this one? whatever. you guys don't know anything. >> when do you use a period? >> i don't have one anymore. i know that. >> where do you put the period? >> 100. >> what is the value of the 9? >> 90,000? >> excellent. >> whoo! >> what's the story?
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>> sweetest kids, nicest teachers and cleanest school. >> gorgeous. >> they cleaned it because they knew we were coming. >> i think it was clean. >> minus the two pictures we'll discuss later. sarah haynes shows off her favorite high-tech pick. >> and a story from miranda lambert. >> stick around. after your local news we'll be back. the sweetis baby blue.age calming. tranquil like the sky. but look within and you will find exploding baked chocolate indulgence. coated with sinfulness. oozing with decadence. ooo! observe the dainty birds and tiny curly cues. but look within you will find primal forces of chocolate. instantly satisfying every iota of yearning.
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oh, it's original little bite™. we're off to practice keeping 'em full and focused. yeah! we've got big shoes to fill! good morning once again. it is 10:26. i'm brent cannon checking in with mike. sluggish in the east bay. >> 28 minutes off the carquinez bridge, slow down past the merge and golden gate field and the curve. back of the toll plaza, starts to loosen up a little bit. slow out of the caldecott tunnel as well. bottom of the screen, a live look at past the coliseum. things are moving slowly past that area. sun is bright there as well. things are starting to move a lot better now. over the last 20 minutes, we see things starting to move. southbound, no major delays heading to the san mateo bridge. clear flow there. san mateo bridge, a little haze,
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clear, things starting to change this morning. >> yes, they are. it is all a signal we're going to start to cool down. you're thinking it is 86 degrees, getting hot. 78 degrees in livermore. 78 in the city. with the strong on shore flow, cooler this afternoon. this say look at our forecast highs, nearing 100 degrees in fairfield, not breaking that mark today. 94 in livermore. oakland will cool down to 77, once that strong on shore flow does kick in. speaking of kicking in, look at those nice temperatures. don't go away. brent is back in less than one don't go away. brent is back in less than one minute with more newl l cury moment happened when i parked near the castle at "medieval knight fest". angry peasants can mess up a car really bad. don't go away. brent is back in less than one minute with more newl l matt, my mercury agent, helped me file a claim right away.
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turns out mercury not only saves me money, but they also cover medieval mob damage. they got my car fixed in no time. call 888-4-mercury or visit mercuryinsurance.com to get a fast free quote and start saving today. carly fiorina laid off 30,000 workers. when you're talking about massive layoffs, which we did... perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else. [ male announcer ] fiorina shipped jobs to china. and while californians lost their jobs, fiorina tripled her salary. bought a million dollar yacht. and five corporate jets. i'm proud of what i did at hp. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message.
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california's new high speed rail ceo is going to give his first base area talk on the future of that project a little after noon today. the plan would allow riders to travel from san francisco to los angeles in less than three hours. the ceo will update how the $43 billion project is moving forward and how the state would benefit. the commonwealth club is hosting that talk. it is at the rotary summit center in san jose at noon this afternoon. the number one public university in the country is cutting sports and it is all because of california budget crisis. cal is going to drop baseball, men's and women's gymnastics, women's lacrosse and rugby. dropping baseball is sad news for the program that has produced many major league players like jeff kent and rugby is big at berkeley it won 25 national titles but is now going to be a club sport. cal says those cuts will save $4
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million. thanks for joining us this morning. be sure to join us again tomorrow morning. the "today" show continues coming up next. we have all the gadgets that keep you hip, cool and plugged-in. >> like kathie lee. >> sarah haines is the newly appointed tech editor. >> hello. >> whether did that happen? >> i don't know. a second ago. >> tell us what you got? >> hoda was asking about the cam ras. this is the flip h-8, and it's fun. the reason they're so easy is you pop the usb into your computer, and it leads you through the software. it's awesome. this holding up to four hours of hd. it's a quick use. this is the family video. >> does it stay charged for a long time? >> it holds the battery. >> how about the quality of it?
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>> it's high-def. you could shoot on this. this is -- >> that's the typical nano, right? >> yes. it could be the family camcorder. >> got it. >> that's hard to believe, isn't if? >> these things are traveling. >> this is what i lot of people have. >> i use this. this is the do good flip. it's at 150, but it only holding an hour of hd footage, but that's fine if you're running back and forth to your computer, you take it off anyway. >> you plug it into your computer -- >> it prompts you. they give $10 off each purchase to a slew of charities and you can pick which one. that's nice. >> the quality is awesome on them. >> is that why they call it the do good? >> that's why. >> this is an old school throwback with the polaroid cameras when the pictures come out. >> you flip it and air out the digital. we took a couple shots.
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you can keem photos on here like a normal digital camera. don't have to print them all. you can select print. we have a picture of hoda on here. i'll show you how cool this is. it will pop out in 60 seconds. you'll have a picture. >> it comes right out on the side here, and you can take a -- >> what do people do with pictures unless do you a collage. >> if you're at a party with kids and your own friends to walk away with. it's fun. you have to do it to keep track of your wardrobe every day. speak to the audience. here's a picture coming out. you can send them from your cell phone. send it to that and print it from there. >> here it comes. >> that's about 199 at polaroid.com. that's hoda. it's really fun. that's the polaroid camera. >> okay. >> okay. >> this is kind of cool because it's a wireless hot spot --kath
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>> i'm so in the moment. >> they need a signal. this is a quick way for $99 to do your own in your hole without cablemen loops wires around. then you pop this card into your computer. it prompts you through each step, so they made it user friendly. you can put your own controls on it for your kids, let's say hoda wants to get on my hot spot. >> anyway -- >> oh, my god. >> okay. >> has it come to that? running out of guys, huh? >> oh, shoot. i can give her the password -- i'm so sorry, hoda. i can give her the password and she can hop on. >> when you start -- >> dirty people. >> this is the insignia advanced series internet gps. it's always connected and $200. it's always connected to the
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internet. you're getting the routes and everything, it can tell you where the traffic jams are, let's say you're looking to stop for gas and it will tell you what gas stations are around and the rate. you can tweet. >> how much is this? >> this is about $200 on be bestbuy.com. >> it's an investment. >> if you can avoid traffic. >> couples will have nothing to fight about with this kind of thing. >> i've never had a shortage of arguments, and i'm a techie. >> this is a power mat. anyone that charges -- all these cords. this is a power matte for about $99. you buy these little -- this is a cover on here. you plop it down, and not only does it charge di-- did you hea that? it gives one spot to leave them. who sdenlt. >> how is it charging it? >> it's plugged in. >> the power mat is. so that charges it.
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>> you can charge your -- you can have three things. >> it's actually a case on here. you put the case on, three devices. it has one additional usb thing you can connect. >> it's nice and neat and organized. >> it's clean. >> also your keys. it leaves if in one place when you come in the door. >> that's what you neem. genius. >> that's what i need. sarah, thank you. >> congratulations on "ladies home journal." >> next, the chef will share recipes to shave off the years. really? >> that's right after this. hi, a number two please?
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we're going to take you into "today's kitchen" and we're getting saucy with pumpkin. >> they say it can reverse signs of aging and help your immune system, so why not add it to everything. this is the executive chef at sanctuary gorgeous place in arizona. he has a bevy of, a virtual plethora of pumpkin recipes.
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>> wee're doing a risotto dish. pumpkin gets overlooked. everyone is roasting squash and acorn squash. so we're going to cook today. i have a little rice right here and i sweated down onions in the pan. this is how you start the risotto. you brown that rice a little bit, and if you want to, i need a splash of that white wine in here to kind of deglaze this pan. >> splash? i'm not good at splash. >> there we go. perfect. i'm right there with you. a little chicken stock, and this is a process when you cook at home in the meal you can cook the risotto. you have to spend a little time with it. you add liquid and the rice absorbs the liquid really, really nice. we have to prepare our pumpkin. >> how long should this take? >> when you cook a nice risotto,
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and the rice is perfect. in the restaurant we cheat a little and get a little bit of -- >> you don't have to put a lid on it. keep stirring it and add liquid until it absorbs all the liquid. >> i have these beautiful mini-pumpkins. this is like a family thing. get the kids involved in this. you scoop it out. they can paint them. we've roasted a few of these, and we use this as a garnish for the dish. save those pumpkinseeds and i'll show you how to use those later. whether you get to the final stages of cooking, it gets nice and soft and beautiful. i have a little bit of pumpkin juice here. >> and how did you get that pumpkin juice? >> here's some pumpkin puree.
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i like pumpkins and all, but really? >> did that come from a can or did you do the real deal? >> i roasted the pumpkin. there's the butter, a little parmesan cheese. >> i love it. >> you have to have this stuff. >> look at that. >> this is the risotto and you stir this in. schek out the mini-pumpkins on the right-hand side. you got a little pumpkin right here. >> put it in. >> go ahead and hook up those pumpkins. it's beautiful. >> that looks really good. >> risotto holds. you have friends coming over, you can serve it right away. >> that looks beautiful, kathie. >> thank you very much. >> now you can stick a little sage leaf out of there. i have sage. >> very cute. >> a little sage right there.
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>> it's done. you don't bake it or anything? >> we're ready to rock 'n roll. >> what about the eating portion of the program? >> that's coming up. sneak in the back. we have little pumpkins here. we finish garnishing these up. another fun thing cooking with the family, pumpkin soup. these with pumpkin lattes. i have foam to put on. >> how did you make that? >> i used roesed bump kin, bacon. >> bacon is the best vegetable i've had in my life. >> so good for you. >> you have these here, and we're going to pop those on. we have gold leaf, if you want to put that on as well. remember those pumpkinseeds, this is pumpkinseed brittle. we hop one in the drink.
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>> look at those little lattes. >> look down there at the end. >> these are my favorite for the kids. chocolate pumpkin paninis. those will set you straight. fun in the sun right there. >> we have to try something, otherwise we're just locking. you going to try a little bite? >> thank you. >> you want to get a little sage pesto in there, too. >> have a pumpkin. very good. >> thank you so much. >> thank you for having me. this is awesome. >> coming up next,my -- miranda lambert will sing for us. created no wone the lil zoomers spinnin' sounds speedway. yeah. lambert will sing for us. on the fast track. whern ( happy baby ) ( raceway sounds ) thanks to his great motor skills
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>> her latest cd "revolution" is climbing the charts and she's up for nine awards, the most ever for a female artists. >> this one is a terrific song called "the house that built me." ♪ i can't go home again ♪ i just had to come back one last time ♪ ♪ but you don't me ♪ i knew a little back then ♪ that's where i did my homework ♪ ♪ i bet you didn't know
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♪ everything that i know ♪ my favorite place ♪ i'm here ♪ i thought maybe i decide my fate ♪ ♪ i swear i'll leave ♪ for a house there ♪ there will be note mama cut
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out pictures of houses for you ♪ ♪ for better homes and gardens magazine ♪ ♪ concrete, board, nail by nail board by board ♪ ♪ daddy ♪ i thought if i could touch this place ♪ ♪ i'd feel it ♪ as broken as this is ♪ here is the life of someone else ♪ ♪ i thought that maybe i could find myself ♪ ♪ if i could just come in ♪ i swear i'd leave ♪ from the memories from a
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house ♪ ♪ you leave home you move on ♪ and you do the best you can ♪ i got lost in this old world and forgot who i am ♪ ♪ i thought if i could touch these places i'd feel it ♪ ♪ as broken as it i might start to heal ♪ ♪ out here it's like i'm someone else ♪ ♪ i thought that maybe i could find myself ♪ ♪ if i could walk around i swear i'd leave ♪ ♪ won't you have a memory
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♪ from a house that built me >> gorgeous, gorgeous. we'll be back with more of "today" on nbc. thanks, miranda. [ female announcer ] jerry brown and oakland's schools. what were the facts? fact: march 7, 2000. brown asks voters for new mayoral power to appoint school board members.
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he gets it, and promises better schools. but the drop out rate increases...50%. the school budget goes into a 100 million dollar deficit. the schools become so bad...the state has to take them over. it was "largely a bust," he admitted. jerry brown. failure as governor. failure as mayor. failure we can't afford now.
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miss "ladies home journal" sarah haines. >> jessica wants to know, i love, love, love kathie lee's nail polish. what sf. >> bobbie gave it to me, it's chanel and it's khaki something. if everybody demands it, it will happen. >> thank you, everybody. >> what's the deal about the choirs? you have to go to klgaskhoda.com. must be an organized choir.
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